The Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad is the longest and highest Narrow Gauge steam railroad in the United States. This video takes you on that ride from the eastern terminus of Antonito westbound to Chama. The trip starts with some highlights of a cab ride in 489, then we move to the coaches and gondola for scenes from the train the rest of the way. En route you will see highlights of the trip taking us through the famous Whiplash Curve, Big Horn Peak, Mud Tunnel, Phantom Curve with its interesting rock formations, Toltec Tunnel and Gorge, and eventually Cumbres Pass. After a stop and a drink of water for our engine we continue west through the Los Pinos valley, around Tanglefoot Curve and arrive at the summit of the railroad at 10,015 feet elevation. We continue down the steep 4% grade with spectacular views of Windy Point where we had just traveled.
Riding the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railway
Watch highlights from the 64 mile ride westbound from Antonito to Chama in September 2014.
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